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First Fiji, Then the World
...researcher at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, and a columnist for The Diplomat. He tweets @grantwyeth Larissa Stünkel is a Junior Research Fellow at ISDP’s Stockholm China Center....
What Is Kishidanomics? Can Japan achieve the new prime minister’s plan for income doubling and economic security?
Introduction On October 14, new Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio dissolved the House of Representatives to make way for a general election to be held on October 31....
Cross-Strait Relations: A Conflict in Slow Motion?
Abstract Xi Jinping’s much-anticipated centennial speech left little doubt that it remains “an unshakeable commitment” for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to resolve the Taiwan issue. With the...
How a German Frigate in the South China Sea May Upend Beijing-Berlin Relations
Introduction Signs are growing in number that relations between China and the European Union are experiencing serious troubles, and in some cases Chinese diplomacy with specific EU members,...
The Question of Guam: A Pivotal Island’s Changing Realities
Abstract For decades, Guam has played an important role in U.S. military strategy. The two main military bases in the island, Anderson Air Force Base and Naval Base...
Taiwan-Paraguay Relations: Convergent Trajectories
Abstract Paraguay’s ongoing diplomatic recognition of Taiwan rests upon a common historical foundation and reflects a parallel trajectory. Successive regimes have maintained diplomatic relations even as the external...
Fijian Leadership in the Pacific: Charting a New Course?
Summary Amidst a changing geopolitical environment, issues of domestic politics, social concerns, as well as climate change related risks, the Pacific island nation of Fiji has set out...
Reading Japan’s Pacific PALM
On July 2nd, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga hosted the Ninth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, also known as PALM. As with other major meetings taking place during…
Samoa: China’s Pacific Cross-Roads Moment?
When news broke that Samoa’s prime minister elect, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, would suspend a multi-million-dollar port project financed by the Chinese government it added fuel to the…
The Splintering of the Pacific Islands Forum – What Now?
Ever since its inception in 1971, the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has had numerous obstacles to overcome in developing and strengthening cooperation across the world’s largest ocean….